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Jul 8, 2012 12:00am EDT
. bush coming later and first on this occasion, literally no introduction. he is the man who created cnn. the reason i and others are here. ted turner. welcome back. how does it feel? >> good. >> does it? >> yeah. >> are you proud of cnn? >> absolutely. >> do you watch it? >> you bet. >> do you like what you see? >> most of it. >> you always said about cnn, the news should be the start. >> that was the philosophy that we started with, but it really was the only place open for us. all the other networks emphasized their stars and we didn't have any stars. we were luck to have employees. >> if you had the competition and if there had been a fox news with right wing star anchors, msnbc had rachel maddow and the others, would you do anything differently? >> i would have to give it a lot of thought and study which i have not done. nobody asked me to do it. i value my time greatly. i'm working on nuclear weapons and trying to get it to change over to clean energy and stabilize the population before the world is so overcrowded. i am working on things where i can make a difference now. i don't h
CNN
Jul 7, 2012 2:00pm PDT
on twitter at sanjay gupta cnn. time now for a check of your top stories from the cnn newsroom. >>> hello frp everyone. i'm don lemon in the cnn newsroom. something is killing children, dozens of them. some kind of bug, some kind of illness, and doctors are scrambling to find out what it exactly is. so far it's killed more than 60, all of them in cambodia, and as it stands right now there's nothing to stop it. >> it is very difficult to assess how dangerous and how rapidly spreading it will be if we don't know what we are dealing with. >> we have a crew in cambodia full of details in one minute for you here on cnn. a free election four decades overdue. the first real live democratic exercise in libya since the moammar gadhafi era. nearly 3 million libyans picked parliament members today waiting in long lines to vote at polling stations all across the country. we've heard a few disruptions but overall international election observers are pleased. >> in the rest of the country things have been going smoothly. reports from the east where it's been more difficult but even there the jaft majority
CNN
Jul 7, 2012 5:00pm EDT
wimbledon in 2010. roger federer plays andy murray in the men's final tomorrow. >>> our top story on cnn a medical emergency that is so much worse because the deadly disease has no name, no treatment, and no doctor has ever seen it before. it's some kind of neurological disease that has so far killed more than 60 children. so far it's only happened in one country, tiny cambodia. diseases don't recognize borders and doctors are feverishly trying to identify this and keep it contained. cnn's sara sidner is in cambodia with the latest. >> reporter: we visited the main hospital where many parents are bringing their children and where many of these children have died due to this mystery syndrome. the world health organization says 56 of the 57 children who have gotten this particular illness have died. we're talking about a very high mortality rate. when we went down to the hospital there are lines of people standing outside but many of them were there for other reasons such as the denge fever or children for example had some respiratory problems. they were not for the most part aware of this
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Jul 7, 2012 4:00pm PDT
elmo until he managed to dance out of danger. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> don't mess with the mascots. that does it for me. thank you very much for watching. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." the news continues next on cnn. >>> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon. thank you for joining us. we're going to get you up to speed on the headlines right now, beginning with a deadly disease outbreak with no name and only children as victims. it's an illness doctors have never seen before and so far can't treat it or stop it. at least 61 children are dead, all in cambodia. the global medical community is stumped. >> it is very difficult to assess how dangerous and how rapidly spreading it will be if we don't know what we are dealing with. >> this mystery illness causes a respiratory attack that kills children. >>> federal agents busted a massive drug operation in tempe, arizona. they took in three tons of marijuana, 30 pounds of meth amphetamine and $2.4 million in cash. 20 people were arrested. >>> libyan people voting freely and openly. it is the first real live democrati
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Jul 7, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. congratulations, wow. >>> sounds like something out of a hollywood blockbuster. cnn's brian todd is in cape cod where some unwelcome guests are putting a damper on beachgoers' fun. >> reporter: it's the height of the summer vacation season here. behind me, just a beautiful beach here. the weather is great. our photo journalist is going to show you a sweep of the beach here. you'll notice there's no one in the water. that's for good reason. gorgeous weather at the height of summer. but they're only going in waist deep, and it's not because the water is cold. >> i grew up watching "jaws" in the '70s. i don't want to relive that. >> this is what they're worried about on cape cod. not far from where "jaws" was filmed, great white sharks are back. >> tuesday was the most recent sightings by a spotter pilot. >> reporter: each measures at least 14 feet. authorities identified 20 of these predators off the cape over the past three years and believe many more are lurking. a group called cape cod shark hunters tracks, photographs and tags the great whites. we're out off the cape looking for the sharks wi
CNN
Jul 21, 2012 8:00am PDT
>>> from aurora, colorado, this is "cnn saturday morning." good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. >> we are clear that we are going to rise back and lift ourselves above this. >> arora mourns as it tries to come to grips with this mass shooting at a movie theater. we are putting names with faces and learning new information this morning about the victims' identities. >> it is a very vexing problem how to enter that apartment safely. i personally have never seen anything like what the pictures show us. >> and right now, police and the atf are at suspect james holmes' apartment building. we have some live pictures for you now. they're trying to figure out how they're going to get inside and get past those booby traps that they say he set. shock, anger and disbelief as the community tries to make sense of a mass shooting inside a crowded movie theater. it was supposed to be a night of fun. 12 people are dead, 58 others injured. and the cover of today's "denver post" sums up the feeling here -- "our hearts are broken." ♪ how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me ♪ >> hundre
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Jul 21, 2012 2:00pm PDT
>>> hello everyone. i'm don lemon. coming to you live from aurora, colorado you're in the cnn newsroom. let's get you up to speed now on what's happening here in aurora. a community still in deep shock today. the mayor of aurora talked to reporters a few minutes ago. he's been meeting with victims of yesterday's horrific movie theater shooting. this is the mayor. >> one of the people i met with this morning at the hospital was somebody who was hit with buckshot in his back, broken rib, punctured lung, broken coar bone. came out his back at the base of his neck. he is doing well right now, believe it or not. that's because he got to the hospital and because the doctors and nurses at the hospital do the best job that they can do. >> now about the apartment where the suspect, james holmes, lived. police say it was definitely booby trapped, rigged with trip wires and some sort of explosive devices. there is still no all clear from the apartment. ed lavendara is there live for us. i'll talk with him in a minute. 12 people died almost 6 o others injured when the masked man sprayed a
CNN
Jul 21, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. stay where you are for all the details as we learn them coming up this evening. let's go to cnn's britneanna kuehler. >> the worst drought in 50 years is crippling farmers in the midwest. half of the states in the regime are reported to be in severe to exceptional drought, the region that produces 75% of the nation's corn and soybean crop. it's especially hard on live stock, many ranchers having to sell off herds early. >>> u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon says the fighting in syria is destroying the country and many syrians would probably agree with him. the opposition says at least 96 people were killed today as battles raged in damascus and other hot spots. dutch journalist sandra van horn is in the capital. >> reporter: a wider area of central damascus it was life almost as usual. now the last three hours a new development has been fierce fighting in the southern suburbs of damascus. i can hear heavy shelling and gun fire and it's been going on with an intensity that i didn't see before in the nine days that i'm in damascus right now. >> the rebels are making gains in othe
CNN
Jul 21, 2012 11:00am PDT
money on brakes. now that's personal pricing. >>> you're in the cnn "newsroom." i'm fredericka whitfield. we want to bring you up-to-date surrounding the movie massacre. things are beginning to move rather quickly this hour in aurora, colorado. the scene of the mass shooting at the movie theater that left 12 people dead. new developments at the shooting suspect's apartment now, just moments ago, a controlled detonation of sorts. you heard the boom there. all we understand is that police actually yelled "fire in the hole" three times after placing some sort of wiring through the window by way of bomb experts that were in a bucket that were lifted to that third floor level. they placed some sort of wiring in there and we understand from our security analysts who we spoke to last hour who was explained to us that a device would then be shot into the window when they felt like we had a good point of view. so you heard the boom there. still unclear from the police department whether this was mission accomplished. we don't know if they actually hit their target. we hope to hear more details an
CNN
Jul 14, 2012 4:00pm PDT
>> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn. new york. >> that does it for me. thank you very much for watching. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." the news continues next on cnn. >>> good evening, everybody. i'm poppy harlow in for don lemon. let's get you up to speed on the news of the day. two americans kidnapped overseas. now the people who grabbed them are making demands. here's where it happened in egypt's sinai peninsula. a pastor from massachusetts, a woman traveling with his group and their egyptian tour guide were abducted. they were stopped in northern sinai. we're live from the family's home near boston in a moment. also, secretary of state hillary clinton meeting with egypt's newly elected president and pledging u.s. support for the return of civilian leadership there. muhammad morsi won that seat two weeks ago, but there's still no cabinet or parliament. >>> two weeks before the start of the olympics, the company providing security guards said it's failed to recruit enough staff and could lose as much as $77 million for not covering the contract. the government has to deplo
CNN
Jul 14, 2012 7:00pm EDT
and their egyptian tour guide. the kidnappers have made some demands. i want to go straight to liam martin, with cnn affiliate wcvd. he joins us live in massachusetts. liam, you've had the opportunity to talk to the family, get a sense of whether they're hopeful. what can you tell us about what they've learned about the pastor's situation? >> reporter: poppy, all they know right now is that he is okay. the egyptian who kidnapped them has said they're going to be okay. he's been feeding them dinners and taking care of them. he essentially wants to exchange them for his uncle who is in prison in egypt right now. we're at the home of the pastor in boston. several of his family members have been here all day. they say to find strength in one another. he's been a pastor of two pentecostal churches here in the boston area for 34 years. tonight, this community is turning its prayers toward him. >> we don't have any more information other than what we hear in the news and what you guys are hearing. we're all in good spirits, because we know that the god we serve is in control of the matter. the only concern
CNN
Jul 21, 2012 11:00am EDT
and slowly are trickling into the cnn newsroom. if you were tuned into the last hour, our pentagon correspondent barbara starr confirming staff sergeant jesse childress of the u.s. air force. if you remember, randi, four servicemen in all shot and wounded early friday morning in the aurora, colorado, movie theater shooting, but we've just confirmed staff sergeant jesse childress of california. he was a member of the air force reserve, active duty. his family telling cnn that they were notified at about 1:00 a.m. this morning of his death. john larimer, petty officer with the u.s. navy, also among the list of deceased that cnn has been able to independently confirm. he's a 27-year-old, was in the u.s. navy for less than a year, and was serving his first post there in colorado. the family notified about his death last night. we spoke to -- i spoke to his father, scott, from crystal lake, illinois. he said "we send our thoughts and prayers out to families of the other victims and those still recovering in the hospital. we love you, john, and we will always miss you." matt mcquinn also
CNN
Jul 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
to wrap it up today. meantime, keep connected with me sgmdcnn. sgmdcnn. i will see you this week on cnn. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> a new law in mississippi takes place, and it could force the state's only remaining abortion clinic to close. >> this storm came upon us very quickly without a great deal of notice. >>> the storm that has left millions without power has now claimed 12 lives. temperatures still in the triple digits. what could to blackout mean for your safety? plus, 23 siblings, and married at 17. i will talk to one woman who spent 50 years in a polygamist family and is now speaking out against it. >>> good morning, everyone, i'm randi kay. it is 5:00 on the west coast and 8:00 a.m. on the east coast. my car said it was 112 in atlanta and it is going to be hotter, and the same today with excessive heat warnings issued for 19 states which is complicating the efforts to get the power back on for millions who lost electricity in storms over the past two days. many cities have cooling centers open to help people get a break from the heat. as for the strong storms
CNN
Jul 15, 2012 5:00am PDT
the show from phnom penh. that's going to wrap things unfor us. keep the conversation going at cnn.com/sanjay. also join me on twitter @sanjayguptacnn. time to get a check of your top stories in the cnn "newsroom." >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is cnn sunday morning. >>> florida teams up with homeland security. the state's new tool in their voter purge fight. >>> plus -- >> we want him returned to boston safely. >> two americans kidnapped in egypt, and now we have new details and their names. the family of one hostage tells us what they think happened. >>> and later, a christian, a muslim, and hotel porn. sound like a joke? well, the hospitality industry isn't laughing. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kay. it's 8:00 on the east coast. thanks for starting your morning with us. wee start with a victory for florida governor rick scott. he sue the federal government and now the government has given in. what did he want? access to the department of homeland security's database on immigrants in the u. the reason? he wants to purge illegally registered voters from
CNN
Jul 15, 2012 7:00pm EDT
fares talked with just one network, just one, and that was cnn. here's ivan watson in doha, qatar. >> reporter: nawaf al fares was syria's man in baghdad for nearly four years that is, until a few days ago when he suddenly announced his defection. >> what prompted you to say i've had it. i don't want to work with this government anymore. >> translator: i served sirtian regime for 34 years, but after what happened in the holy revolution, all of the killing, the massacres and the refugees, i don't see how anyone can remain silent so i decided to end my relationship with this regime. >> fares has long been one of the trusted lieutenants, an insider who knows how the syrian government works. >> reporter: who is making the decisions in damascus right now? >> translator: the regime in syria is a totalitarian regime and a dictatorship. there is only one person who gives the orders. that person is the president. >> reporter: in his first interview with the u.s. news organization since his defection fares rejected syrian government claims that the syrian rebels are al qaeda terrorists. ins
CNN
Jul 25, 2012 1:00pm PDT
enforcement official briefed on the investigation tells cnn police and the fbi have discovered a package in the university of colorado mail room that appears to have been mailed by the suspected shooter, james holmes. cnn's ed lavandera is in aurora for us. ed, what do we know about this package? >> reporter: well, we're still trying to gather information on what exactly is inside that package, wolf. but as you mentioned that law enforcement official telling cnn that on monday police and fbi discovered a package that was apparent apparently sent by james holmes, the 24-year-old suspected gunman. now it's unclear obviously if this package was indeed sent by him, it was clearly sent before he was taken into custody. it arrived at some point on monday at the university mail room. we've also been told by hospital officials over the last couple of days this is something we've been monitoring for some time that there were two packages that were suspicious and were being looked into, one found in the mail room and also one that was actually delivered to a university professor. so we've been try
CNN
Jul 21, 2012 4:00am PDT
by cnn to a shooting almost exactly like this. the shooting at virginia tech, the shooting in arizona of congresswoman gabby giffords. young men, college age, going to college, secretly plotting and planning and carrying out these massacres. and right now we just don't have any answers as to why it happened. fare? >> drew, thank you very much. drew brings up a good point. it's so depressing seeing these things repeat themselves over and over and over again. let's remember the victims, the 12 people who lost their lives and 58 others wounded. nick valencia has some new information. a fourth victim has been identified. nick? >> yes, gary, that's right. this morning new information into the cnn newsroom. this attributed to the dayton daily news. we're finding out the names of one of the 12 that perish said at the guns of james holmes. matt mcquinn was killed, one of the 12 killed there on early friday morning in aurora, co co. his family, like many others of the victims, agonized for hours to find out that he was dead. he died while covering his girlfriend, gary, while shielding her from
CNN
Jul 25, 2012 4:00pm EDT
from her home at gunpoint. cnn's lisa sylvester's working the story for us. what happened here, lisa? >> hi there, wolf. what we know is this all started about 7:00, 8:00 yesterday morning when a man apparently approached and went to violet ripken's house and abducted her at gunpoint. he then according to authorities spent most of the day driving around in her car throughout central maryland. and it was only until around 8:30 last night when there was a citizen in the neighboring county, in baltimore county, who saw a suspicious vehicle. he called it in to county authorities. and at that point it was that tip that eventually led to violet ripken being found this morning unharmed back near her house in aberdeen. she was however bound. authorities at this point are not clear what the motive is in all of this. they do say though that her credit cards have been used, but there was no apparent ransom that was discussed. a ransom never came up at all. we have more information now from the police chief here at aberdeen. >> he was driving her vehicle, which was a silver lincoln continental.
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Jul 26, 2012 8:00am PDT
going. facebook dooth com/carol cnn. thanks as always for your comments. i sure appreciate them. thanks for joining me this morning. cnn newsroom continues right now with kyra phillips. >>> hello everyone. it's 11:00 on the east coast. 8:00 on the west. crops withering as the severe drought sweeps across the country. get ready to pay more for your food. >>> and one day until the opening ceremonies and we already have our first olympic doping scandal. >>> rebels ready to fight to the end to take control of syria's largest city. we'll take you inside the exploding civil war. >>> grieving families and friends begin to bury their loved ones and a stunning clue out of aurora, colorado. a letter discovered in the mail room at the university of colorado's medical campus sent by james holmes. the details inside that package apparently contained key details about friday's theater massacre and could finally expose not only how holmes allegedly executed his rampage but also answer the one question no one knows or understands. why? let's get straight to ed lavendara on the ground for us in
CNN
Jul 7, 2012 1:00am PDT
, for veterans in the past three years, but according to the records cnn found, none of that $56 million has gone to direct services for veterans. >> making lots of money off of it. i mean, you're talking millions of dollars that people are doing by grabbing money from people who don't have it. >> reporter: who believe out of the goodness of their own heart that they are giving money to -- >> a worthy cause. >> reporter: the purpose is to try to explain to me why these numbers don't add up. cnn has been trying to reach the disabled veterans national foundation off and on for nearly two years. public relations man did return our phone call, outside the group's washington, d.c. headquarters in 2010. but the manager refused to talk. despite e-mails and more phone calls, our repeated requests for interviews were all denied. >> up to $2 billion is raised in the name of veterans in this country and it is so sad that a great deal of us waste hundreds of millions of dollars of our charitable dollars intended to help veterans is being squandered and wasted by opportunists and individuals and companies tha
CNN
Jul 1, 2012 8:00am EDT
on, by it could be days before that happens. cnn's athena jones is live in springfield, virginia, for us, and athena, welcome, and how is the cleanup going? >> good morning, randi. well sh well, the cleanup is going in spits and starts. you can see the debris out here in the medium that is left to be picked up. you can see behind me where a giant tree fell on the power lines here. this tree killed a 27-year-old man on friday night who was driving home from work. it is an example of the kind of thing that the cleanup crews are facing. we were in rockville, maryland, on the other side of washington, d.c. yesterday and there were people out clearing debris, and clearing these giant trees from the road and cutting them down for mulch, but it is a lot they have to do it and they have to do it in the heat today, randi. >> what are the odds that people will get the power back on today? any word on that? >> well, i don't think that you have heard anyone promise that it will be happen today. you can see that this is an extreme situation that we are dealing with something that would take s
CNN
Jul 21, 2012 3:00pm PDT
is that moviegoers will not be allowed in the theater wearing costumes or mask. mary snow, cnn, new york. >> thanks for watching. i'm don lemon in aurora, colorado. a live "situation room" with wolf blitzer begins right now. >>> happening now -- police blast into the caused colorado killer's apartment. >> this is some serious stuff that our team is dealing with. >> and discovered devices boopy trapped to kill. plus, stories of heroism among the gunfire, and chilling tales of survival. >> i was just thinking, we've got to get out. >> just a few millimeters in or sent meters in, and i don't think i would have left the theater. >>> we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> right now, explosives experts in aurora, colorado, are putting themselves in harm's way. they are trying to make sure the apartment left booby trapped by the suspect in the colorado shootings is finally saved. a few hours ago, we watched as crews carefully placeded a robot in the apartment and then waited for it to set off an explosion to take out
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Jul 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. they think that's how he amassed the huge amount of ammunition for his attacks. cnn's ed lavendera is just outside the holmes' apartment complex in aurora. and what are the police and the bomb squads doing right now? >> reporter: well, wolf, it's been a very active last few hours here in this neighborhood. that red brick building you see behind me just to the left of that white truck, that is the building where 24-year-old james holmes lived. and that was where the apartment was that was trapped. they've spent a great deal of time. you heard that explosion. that was deliberately set off by the bomb squad here to begin to try to begin the process of dismantling the trip wires and what they call a very sophisticated setup inside that apartment that could have been very deadly. because of that, authorities now say that they feel that the major threats that were inside that apartment have been diffused, and it's not totally safe yet, but they can begin the process of removing all of the explosive materials that were inside holmes' apartment and they're beginning to take that out. but what's be
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Jul 7, 2012 5:00am PDT
for starting your morning with us. we have much more ahead on "cnn saturday morning" which starts right now. >> announcer: from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn saturday morning." >>> june jobs numbers send investors into panic as the dow plunges over 100 points. why the numbers just didn't add up for wall street. >> we see this as a powerful symbol of our commitment to afghanistan's future. >> reporter: an unannoun. >>> an unannounced visit to afghanistan and announcement on troop withdrawal. >>> two great whites threaten the coast of cape cod. now the hunt is on to find them before they claim a human life. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. it is 8:00 on the east coast. 5:00 a.m. out west. thanks for waking up with us. we start this morning with the economy and new jobs report. it wasn't quite what experts had hoped. just 80,000 jobs added in june. that fell below expectations and caused a ripple through the stock market. the dow down 124 points at the close. there was some good news. additions in manufacturing jobs was a highlight for the white house. 14,000 jobs were
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Jul 25, 2012 6:00am PDT
right now with "cnn newsroom." >>> happening right now, overnight protests turning violent. store windows smashed, after a police officer apparently shot an unarmed man. >>> and a medical mystery as hepatitis c has an outbreak. the lab tech suspected of starting it all now in custody. >>> chilling and terrifying. new video surfacing of an attack six years ago. a 6,000 pound killer whale at sea world attacks his trainer and pulling him underwater for 15 minutes. >>> secret no longer. brand-new information this morning on what we will see during the olympics opening ceremonies friday night. details leaking out from london. two early hints, james bond and harry potter. >>> "newsroom" begins right now. >>> and good morning to you. i'm carol costello. thanks for being with us. we begin with a single stor that captures both the heartbreak and the hope of the shooting rampage in colorado. this morning, americans are rallying to help this man, shooting victim caleb medley. he is in critical condition right now with gunshot wounds to his head, but that's only part of the story. he is also
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Jul 22, 2012 4:00am EDT
and not knowing when the possibility of an explanation. cnn's poppy harlow spoke to people who live there and here is her story. >> it's frightening. we don't know when we can go home. they say it could be tonight or another couple of days. >> reporter: forced to evacuate following friday's horrific mass theater shooting, paul mcqueen is shaken. his children terrified. their apartment building right next to the suspected shooters. for those who live here, forced to leave their home, it has been a day bull of angst and questions. first and foremost is we need to render the area safe. the most immediate threat is the trip wire. >> reporter: two hours later, progress. >> we have been successful in defeating the first threat, which includes defeating the trip wire and the first insinary device. >> reporter: but also this. >> this trip wire was set up to clearly detonate when someone entered that apartment and it was set up to kill that person. >> reporter: kaitlin fonzy says she lives in the apartment below the suspected shooter. she heard loud techno music in his apartment on friday. went upstairs an
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Jul 12, 2012 5:00pm PDT
them honest tonight, cnn's drew griffin has discovered only a slim fraction of the $26 million that woman raised could even possibly have gone towards rescuing dogs. the charity watchdog group has slim doubts how that slim fraction was spent. as they put it, the numbers don't seem to add up. the appear, reuniting dogs and troops, powerful. just as it was 6 1/2 years ago during hurricane katrina when crisp was running an organization and the appeal was reuniting pets and survivors. >> terry crisp joins me. good to see you. >> good to see you, be an dande too. this is tobasco. he was found on the washing machine of a house that was flooded. >> turns out, i didn't know it at the time, there were serious questions about noah's wish and a legal settlement with the state of california. the people asking you for money. to charities. and what they do with the money they raise. one thing we have not been able to do is confront terry crisp. that is, till tonight. here's drew griffin. >> reporter: it is the televised appeal on cnn's hln -- >> our salute to the troops today is actually liv
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Jul 13, 2012 1:00am PDT
terry crisp is doing. instead, keeping them honest tonight, cnn's drew griffin has discovered only a slim fraction of the $26 million that woman raised could even possibly have gone towards rescuing dogs. and as you'll see, the charity watchdog group has doubts how that slim fraction was spent. as they put it, the numbers don't seem to add up. the appeal though, reuniting dogs and troops, is powerful. just as it was 6 1/2 years ago after hurricane katrina when crisp was running an organization called noah's wish. the appeal then was to reunite pets and survivors. >> terry crisp joins me. she is in sacramento, california. good to see you. >> good to see you, anderson, too. >> and you brought an animal with you? >> this is tabasco. he's one of the survivors of hurricane katrina. he was found on the washing machine of a house that was flooded. he, his sister and another dog all survived. >> turns out, i didn't know it at the time, there were serious questions about noah's wish and a legal settlement with the state of california. we've been reporting on this for weeks now as part of a
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Jul 15, 2012 4:00pm PDT
is the president. >> fares talked to cnn from his secure location in qatar. >>> the syrian capital damascus has witnessed the most intense fighting yet today according to activists. the opposition said 57 people have been killed across the country. activists also have a message for president obama. they say the time for action is now regardless of how it might impact the election. >> translator: with regard to america specifically, we would like to say to president obama that waiting for election to make a move on syria is unacceptable for syrians. it ignores the tens of thousands of syrian civilians. because of an election campaign. >> and an american pastor kidnapped in egypt apparently had no idea that where he was traveling was a very dangerous area. pastor michelle louis was abducted with a parishioner and tour guide. his son talked to randi kaye about their ordeal and how it's taken a toll on all of them especially the pastor's wife. >> it's all undecided, and i just -- she even right now seems like a dream to her. a nightmare. >>> another chapter in the global rate fixing scandal. accord
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Jul 25, 2012 9:00am EDT
.com/help. you can find that link on my blog website as well, that's cnn.com/newsroom. click on the tab with my name. you can make a donation. i think they are already up to, what, $195,000. their goal is $500,000. caleb's medical bills could top $2 million. >>> in the meantime, survivors of the shooting spree received a surprise visit from the actor who was on the screen at the time of the shooting spree. christian bale met with the victims and their families and visited a memorial for those killed. >> it really showed his humanity and that he does care about people. and he cares about his fans. >> it was not a canned speech. it was nothing hollywood. he was the human being christian bale. >> with more, let's head to aurora and cnn's jim spellman. good morning. >> reporter: carol, it's fascinating how this began. somebody on facebook posted they thought that maybe christian bale should come here. then our affiliate started to hash tag on twitter, bail out aurora. and over 300 million people have used that hash tag to encourage cr christian bale to come here. but people have been so excited on
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Jul 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
know you can help out, as well. go to cnn.com/impact to figure out how to help in those areas. >>> it started out as a night of fun to watch fireworks, but quickly turned into one of panic and death. look at this, a boat with 27 people onboard capsized off of long island early this morning. the coast guard rushed to the scene pulling 24 survivors from the water. police are reporting three deaths in this situation. >>> after a grueling two-week battle, finally some good news from the colorado fire lines to tell you about. that waldo canyon fire we've been reporting so much about which blazed across nearly 18,000 acres at its height, it is now 90% contained. but not before incinerating 346 homes, 50 more were damaged, and the cost of all that destruction, $110 million. exhausted fire crews worked 16-hour shifts to get the fire under control. >>> now we want to turn to a story that you may not believe. a south florida life guard is out of a job today because he saved a life of a drowning man. his bosses say he went beyond his zone and that put the rest of the beach goers at risk.
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Jul 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
more. "cnn newsroom" with don lemon begins now. hey, don, good morning. >> new orleans, you're going to love it, love, love it, soledad. >>> condition critical, powerless and starving. west virginia this morning without basic necessities, food, water, thousands of emergency meals on their way. we're going to speak with the red cross coming up. in court, george zimmerman and the money trail all in question this morning. should trayvon martin's shooter be set free before his trial? >>> plus this -- >> i'm not going to put my job over helping someone again. i'm going to do what i thought was right. >> a life guard credited with saving a life then getting the boot, fired. six of his coworkers quitting in protest. >>> and 21 tomas lopez tells us his side of the story. >>> an ipad mini? a smaller version of the popular ipad. rumors are heating up saying it's already in production. we'll separate fact from fiction straight ahead. >>> blade runner, an amazing inspirational story, a south african athlete becoming the first amputee track star to compete in any olympic games. newsroom starts ri
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Jul 21, 2012 7:00am PDT
would be the last night of her life. her aunt tells cnn she was free spirit and just a great kid. john larimer was in the navy. his father says he was serving at his first post. at midnight saturday, his family found out he had been killed from a navy notification team. alex sullivan's friends called him a gentle giant. the young husband loved to cook. he was celebrating his 27th birthday at the theater where he also worked. he would have celebrated his first wedding anniversary tomorrow. also in the audience, jessica ghawi, the aspiring sports reporter narrowly escaped a mall shooting in canada just last month. now the country is grieving the loss of their lives and the deaths of seven others whose dreams were cut short. >> somebody shooting in the auditorium. >> 315 and 314, there is at least one person that's been shot, but they're saying there's hundreds of people just running around. >> as soon as we heard the first shots, my sister immediately grabbed my arm and wanted to leave as quick as possible. it was terrifying. >> i just remember thinking, i'm not going to die in here. me
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Jul 20, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. a very sad story. stay with cnn for continuing coverage. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." >>> when he came in, i just thought he was some kind of prop. >> first we thought he was part of the movie. >> he let off a canister of gas and it exploded. he shot up in the air and everybody started to panic. >> there's a gunman and he's shooting everyone. >> came down with his gun in my face. >> we have to get out here. >> 71 people were shot. 12 are deceased. >>> i'm john avlon. erin's on assignment in africa tonight. we're going to take you out to the scene with don lemon in a second but first let's get you up to speed. breaking news in aurora, colorado, in that movie theater shooting massacre that went down less than 24 hours ago. the largest mass shooting ever in the united states. it has shate shaken that commund stunned the country. and the world watches. at this very moment. as they've been all day. officers with the bomb squad wearing tactical gear are surrounding what they're calling the booby trapped apartment of the accused gunman. trying not to blow up themselves and
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Jul 12, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. here's drew griffin. >> reporter: it is the televised appeal on cnn's hln -- >> our salute to the troops today is actually live in the studio. >> reporter: that so many of you found outrageous. >> sitting right beside nugget is terry with the spca and ivy's down at my feet. >> reporter: march of 2011. terry crisp with spca international was telling our viewers i' erers ivy and nugget >> look at that face! >> reporter: -- were two bomb sniffing doggings s in iraq and been essentially abandoned. she rescued them and was trying to find them homes. hln anchor robin meade understandably couldn't believe the story. >> so how is it that they fall through the cracks and get stranded there? that's unthinkable to me. >> it is unthinkable. that's why spca international is making sure these dogs don't get forgotten. >> reporter: it turns out ivy and nugget were not abandoned. they were donated. taken from their adoptive homes in iraq, a military contractor tells cnn. after terry crisp asks for them. the military contractor, reed security, told cnn they had no idea crisp would use ivy a
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Jul 15, 2012 8:00am EDT
't know her identity, her background, or who killed her, but in an exclusive to cnn this weekend, lieutenant steven spears shares never-before-seen information with us. i asked him where the body was found. >> princess doe's body was discovered in the cedar ridge cemetery in the northern part of new jersey. at the time she was discovered she was severely decomposed and as you had stated earlier, beaten quite severely. as a result of that her identification to this day has not been something that we were able to do, and throughout the years there's been a number of investigators involved in this case. i took the case in 1999, and my focus then and continues to be trying to identify princess doe. >> lieutenant spears, we're looking at this 3-d rendering that you have sent us. this is the first time it's been seen by anyone but investigators. can you just give us an idea of what we're looking at here and how critical this might snb. >> yes. i am very excited about this. a lot of times in cases as time goes on it becomes more difficult to deal with cases. i found with cold cases as t
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Jul 21, 2012 10:00am EDT
the deceased, cnn can confirm micayla medek, 23, also among the dead. we spoke to her aunt, an emotional interview. gary tuchman spoke to her a short time ago. she was said to be an independent girl, great fun. and this is just the saddest part, randi, if you can believe this -- the family waiting 19 hours before they found out about her status, her condition, and that's just the family there saying that just took too long for them to find out. lastly, of course, a name we've been hearing a lot, jessica ghawi, or jessica redfield. her brother, jordan, has been very active on social media, creating that trending hashtag, #ripjessica. she was an aspiring sports broadcaster and somebody who no doubt would have had a great impact on our industry and on our field. she had moved to denver from texas within the last year to pursue that dream of becoming a sports broadcaster. she also had survived a recent shooting in toronto, canada, if you can believe that, randi. she escaped that only to perish in this shooting early friday morning in aurora, colorado. randi? >> yeah, and i had read her blog
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